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October 3, 2017
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Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Heineken lead listing of Global 50 alcoholic beverage producers
ProFood World’s database includes searchable stats on retail sales, plant locations, major brands and more for the world’s leading beer, wine and spirits manufacturers.
The cost of global counterfeiting is difficult to calculate
According to estimates from The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in 2016 the cross-border counterfeit market accounted for between $461 billion and $1.7 trillion.
Smithfield Foods honors facilities and employees for sustainability achievements
The company saved more than 86.5 million gallons of water, 18.8 million kilowatts of electricity, 39,000 dekatherms of natural gas and reduced more than 30.3 million pounds of solid waste generation in 2016.
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Caito Foods leads the fresh revolution
Discover how Caito Foods new Fresh Kitchen facility, 2017 winner of ProFood World’s Manufacturing Innovation Award, was designed to fit into its existing campus to take advantage of the company’s fresh produce facility for maximum product quality and freshness.
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Quarterly Economic Outlook Webinar
October 10 at 12:00PM EDT
Join Chris Steele, an economist from ITR Economics, on Tuesday, October 10th at noon EST for a one hour webinar highlighting the findings from the 4th Quarter - Quarterly Economic Outlook report.  This webinar is a guide to global economic trends and will explain what's in store for the packaging and processing industry.

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PMMI OpX Webinar Series:
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Rising costs for service calls, and fewer experienced plant floor operations personnel, drive food and beverage packaging and processing teams to explore granting their OEMs remote access for diagnostics.

But threats to plant information networks are a concern. This webinar will help CPGs and OEMs, identify risks and rewards.

Join in the discussion on October 26 at noon EDT.

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Control platform meets the needs of R&D company
Amalgamated Research LLC uses a programmable automation control platform to efficiently develop industrial separation processes for sugar. 
Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Bimba Manufacturing collaborate on single-source turnkey electric motion solutions
The relationship allows both companies to benefit from each other’s presence in the industrial marketplace and provide value to customers by offering a turnkey electric motion solution from a single source.
Platforms and the industrial technology future
GE Digital’s ongoing development of the Predix platform highlights the intersection of OT and IT through end-user app development, digital twin technology and machine learning.
Packaging
Creating connections with consumers
A recent report indicates that a new generation of digital influencers and innovative packaging are key to building brand trust and loyalty with the growing segment of connected consumers.
Major food manufacturers and retailers commit to simplify food date labels worldwide by 2020
"Sell by," "Use by," "Display until," and "Best before,"—defining what they all mean.
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Metal detectors offer improved sensitivity
Suitable for tough-to-handle metallized film products, LOMA IQ4 metal detectors operate between 31 and 882 kHz, and are capable of automatically selecting the correct operating frequency.
Unit meets crucial mixing and dispersion requirements
Designed for viscous applications, the Ross VersaMix Model VMC-200 multi-shaft mixer features independently driven agitators working in tandem for high-speed fine dispersion and uniform heating/cooling.
Tunnel-style detectors are configurable to fit any conveying system
Built for the food packaging industry, Bunting Magnetics closed-loop tunnel-style metal detectors are available with standard reject systems and a variety of aperture sizes.
Spiral freezer provides hygiene and space benefits
GEA A-Tec’s spiral freezer offers the option of a fan electrical motor and gear box located outside the unit, as well a low-profile top drive option that reduces the unit’s overall height by approximately five feet.
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